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W. T. Stead

William Thomas Stead was an English newspaper editor who, as a pioneer of investigative journalism, became a controversial figure of the Victorian era. Stead published a series of hugely influential campaigns whilst editor of The Pall Mall Gazette, he is best known for his 1885 series of articles, The Maiden Tribute of Modern Babylon; these were written in support of a bill dubbed the "Stead Act", that raised the age of consent from 13 to 16. Stead's "new journalism" paved the way for the modern tabloid in Great Britain, he is considered to have influenced how the press could be used to influence public opinion and government policy, advocated "Government by Journalism". He was known for his reportage on child welfare, social legislation and reformation of England's criminal codes. Stead died in the sinking of the RMS Titanic. Stead was born in Embleton, the son of the Reverend William Stead, a poor but respected Congregational minister, Isabella, a cultivated daughter of a Yorkshire farmer. A year the family moved to Howdon on the River Tyne, where his younger brother, Francis Herbert Stead, was born.

Stead was educated at home by his father, by the age of five he was well-versed in the Holy Scriptures and is said to have been able to read Latin as well as he could read English. It was Stead's mother who had the most lasting influence on her son's career. One of Stead's favourite childhood memories was of his mother leading a local campaign against the government's controversial Contagious Diseases Acts – which required prostitutes living in garrison towns to undergo medical examination. From 1862 he attended Silcoates School in Wakefield, until 1864, when he was apprenticed to a merchant's office on the Quayside in Newcastle upon Tyne where he became a clerk. From 1870, Stead contributed articles to the fledgling liberal Darlington newspaper The Northern Echo, in 1871, despite his inexperience, was made the editor of the newspaper. At the time, Stead at just 22, was the youngest newspaper editor in the country. Stead used Darlington's excellent railway connections to his advantage, increasing the newspaper's distribution to national levels.

Stead was always guided by a moral mission, influenced by his faith, wrote to a friend that the position would be "a glorious opportunity of attacking the devil". In 1873, he married his childhood sweetheart, Emma Lucy Wilson, the daughter of a local merchant and shipowner. In 1876, Stead joined a campaign to repeal the Contagious Diseases Act, befriending the feminist Josephine Butler; the law was repealed in 1886. He gained notoriety in 1876 for his coverage of the Bulgarian atrocities agitation, he is credited as "a major factor" in helping Gladstone win an overwhelming majority in the 1880 general election. In 1880, Stead went to London to be assistant editor of the Liberal Pall Mall Gazette, where he set about revolutionizing a traditionally conservative newspaper "written by gentlemen for gentlemen"; when its editor, John Morley, was elected to Parliament, Stead took over the role. When Morley was made Secretary of State for Ireland, Gladstone asked the new cabinet minister if he were confident that he could deal with that most distressful country.

Morley replied. Over the next seven years Stead would develop what Matthew Arnold dubbed "The New Journalism", his innovations as editor of the Gazette included incorporating maps and diagrams into a newspaper for the first time, breaking up longer articles with eye-catching subheadings, blending his own opinions with those of the people he interviewed. He made a feature of the Pall Mall extras, his enterprise and originality exercised a potent influence on contemporary journalism and politics. Stead's first sensational campaign was based on a Nonconformist pamphlet, The Bitter Cry of Outcast London, his lurid stories of squalid life in the slums had a wholly beneficial effect on the capital. A Royal Commission recommended that the government should clear the slums and encourage low-cost housing in their place, it was Stead's first success. He introduced the interview, creating a new dimension in British journalism when he interviewed General Gordon in 1884. In 1884, Stead pressured the government to send his friend General Gordon to the Sudan to protect British interests in Khartoum.

The eccentric Gordon disobeyed orders, the siege of Khartoum, Gordon's death, the failure of the hugely expensive Gordon Relief Expedition was one of the great imperial disasters of the period. After General Gordon's death in Khartoum in January 1885, Stead ran the first 24-point headline in newspaper history, "TOO LATE!", bemoaning the relief force's failure to rescue a national hero. During the following year, he managed to persuade the British government to supply an additional £5​1⁄2million to bolster weakening naval defences, after which he published a series of articles. Stead was not a hawk, instead believing, he distinguished himself in his vigorous handling of public affairs and his brilliant modernity in the presentation of news. However, he is credited as originating the modern journalistic technique of creating a news event rather than just reporting it, as his most famous "investigation", the Eliza Armstrong case, was to demonstrate. In 1886, he began a campaign against Sir Charles Dilke, 2nd Baronet over his nominal exoneration in the Crawford scandal.

The campaign contributed to Dilke's misguided attempt to clear his name and his consequent ruin. In 1885, in the wake of Josephine Butler's fight for the repeal of the Contagi

Ina Skriver

Ina Skriver is a Danish-born actress and model who worked in British films and television. She lives in Somerset. Born in Sorø, the daughter of Johan Frederik Utke Meincke and Janine Teslack, her original name was Ina Merete Meincke, she has worked as Christina World. In 1972, Ina was working as a model through Marianne Models of Copenhagen and had begun to use the surname of her first husband, Jørgen Skriver. In 1976 she first appeared in television drama in an episode of The Avengers, going on to appear in several films, played the lead in The Golden Lady, working for the first time as Christina World. On 19 October 1983 she married as his second wife Thomas Ælla Godfrey Gage, a scion of the Anglo-Irish Gage family of County Kerry, gaining two step-sons and two step-daughters, they settled at Somerset. In an unusual libel case in 1984, Skriver sued the Daily Express for claiming that she had been to Balmoral with the Prince of Wales and Prince Andrew; the Avengers, House of Cards: Olga Emily: Augustine Wain Voyage of the Damned: Singer Space: 1999 The AB Chrysalis: "A" The Golden Lady: Julia Hemingway Victor/Victoria: Simone Kallisto×′′The Professionals ′′, ′′Servant of Two Masters: Jutta

Nano (cryptocurrency)

Nano RaiBlocks, is a decentralized, open-source, peer-to-peer cryptocurrency, based on directed acyclic graph technology, released under the FreeBSD License. It facilitates feeless transactions that achieve full confirmation in 1-10 seconds, without intermediaries and by utilizing a distributed ledger. Announced in October 2015 by Colin LeMahieu, Nano's goal is to address the scalability limitations of other cryptocurrencies, which can result in restrictive fees and increased transaction confirmation times when under load. Development of Nano began in 2014 by Colin LeMahieu, under its original name of RaiBlocks, was publicly announced in October 2015. Distribution of Nano began in October 2015 via a free public captcha-faucet that ended in October 2017, by which point 126,248,297 NANO out of the total supply of / 10³⁰ NANO had been distributed; the Nano Foundation, a non-profit software development company, started by Colin LeMahieu, reserved 7 million Nano dedicated to the continued development of the protocol.

The remaining undistributed supply of 207,034,069 NANO was removed from the supply and sent to a burn address without the possibility of recovery. As a result, the maximum supply of Nano is 133,248,297 NANO. On January 31, 2018, Raiblocks rebranded to ‘Nano’ to better resonate with the public and mainstream audience, as well as remove any confusion around the pronunciation of Raiblocks. On February 9, 2018, BitGrail, an Italian cryptocurrency exchange, announced its shutdown, reporting unaccounted losses of 17 million NANO from its wallets, preventing users from accessing assets stored on the platform. Victims of the exchange hack sought recoupment through the Italian court system, supported by the Nano Foundation, launched a class-action suit against the BitGrail exchange owner, Francesco Firano. In January 2019, the Court of Florence found Francesco Firano liable for the losses after discovering that the exchange had failed to implement any meaningful safeguards to ensure the safety of their customers’ funds and failed to report losses from as early as July 2017.

As of December 2019, bankruptcy proceedings are underway. On June 19, 2019, Kappture Labs announced they would be integrating Nano into their customer-facing payment terminals, publishing a whitepaper alongside explaining their rationale for choosing Nano over other cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin and Ripple. Instead of using a single, monolithic blockchain, Nano uses a block-lattice data structure, where every account has its own blockchain; this is a unique implementation of a directed acyclic graph, where a "block" is just one transaction, each transaction contains the account's current balance. Furthermore, account-chains can only be updated by the account owner, which allows the account-chain to be updated and asynchronously from the rest of the block-lattice, resulting in quick transactions. To prevent double spending and Sybil attacks, Nano uses a voting-based consensus algorithm called Open Representative Voting. In ORV, every account can choose a representative to vote on their behalf, these representatives remain online to vote on the validity of transactions they see on the network.

Unlike delegated-Proof of Stake, anyone can be a representative, no funds are staked or locked up, users can remotely re-delegate their voting weight to anyone at any time, representatives do not earn transaction fees, blocks are not built or chosen, representatives cannot censor or reverse transactions. All Nano transactions are individually and asynchronously voted on by user-selected representative nodes before being immutably and irreversibly confirmed; the novel block-lattice DAG architecture's ability to scale was stress-tested in January 2018. Nano developers achieved a sustained 105.75 transactions per second on the main Nano network, with a brief peak of 306 tps. Bitcoin core developer Gregory Maxwell criticized Nano's Sybil attack protection, but the protocol uses a balance-weighted vote by account holders to prevent Sybil attacks. In order to attack the network this way, >50% of the online voting weight must be delegated to an attacker. Cryptocurrency Blockchain Official Website Whitepaper Category:Cryptocurrencies Category:Alternative currencies Category:Application layer protocols Category:2015 software Category:Computer-related introductions in 2015 Category:Private currencies

Dost (1974 film)

For other films, see Dost Dost is a 1974 Hindi film. Produced by Premji, it was directed by Dulal Guha; the film stars Hema Malini, Shatrughan Sinha, Asit Sen and Rehman. Amitabh Bachchan makes a guest appearance; the film's music is by Laxmikant Pyarelal. Maanav is an orphan, brought up by a Catholic Priest, Father Francis. After completing his M. A. he finds out that his mentor is dead. He re-locates to Bombay by train, a man named Gopichand Sharma attempts to steal his luggage, but Maanav chases him and retrieves it; the men become friends, despite of their differences - Maanav wants to lead an honest life, Gopichand, estranged from his wife, a nurse and son, Munna, is an alcoholic and thief. Gopichand changes his lifestyle, decides to be honest, patches up with his family, but ends up antagonizing his crime boss, Monto Sardar, who chops off his right hand. Maanav gets him a job with Hercules Milk Foods. Maanav meets with and falls in love with Kaajal Gupta, the daughter of the owner of Hercules Milk Foods, much to the chagrin of her dad who wants her to get married to Shyamal.

One day Maanav disappears from Gopichand and Kaajal's lives. He re-locates to Simla and it is here that he learns that things have spiraled out of control as Gopichand has been arrested for marketing contaminated milk powder resulting in the deaths of hundreds of children. Maanav decides to return to Bombay and attempts to make sense as to why Gopichand committed this crime. Dharmendra as Maanav Hema Malini as Kaajal "Kaju" Gupta Shatrughan Sinha as Gopichand "Gopi" Sharma Amitabh Bachchan as Anand Ravindra Kapoor as Shyamal Kanhaiyalal as Gadibabu Anwar Hussain as Ustad Monto Sardar Abhi Bhattacharya as Father Francis Ramayan Tiwari as Gupta's ex-servant released from jail Kumari Naaz as Kalyani Sharma Master Bunty as Munna Sharma Raju as Rajesh "Raju" Gupta Maruti Rao as Akbar Rehman as Mr. Gupta H. L. Pardesi as Petty Thief Heena Kausar as Bindu Raj Mehra as Police Commissioner Asit Sen as Police Inspector who arrested Kaajal Satyendra Kapoor as Father Rebello Chand Usmani as Guest Appearance Jagdish Raj as Police Inspector who paid visit to Mr. Gupta after Shyamal's death Dost on IMDb

BCS statistics

The Bowl Championship Series is a selection system that began in the 1998 season. It creates match-ups in five bowl games between ten of the top ranked teams in the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision, including the BCS National Championship Game; these are relevant team and individual statistics of ranking system. The team leading at halftime is 13-0 in BCS National Championship Games. Fourteen Heisman Trophy winners have appeared in BCS Bowl Games, with twelve competing for the national championship.. Two Heisman Trophy winners have appeared in two BCS bowl games, their teams have gone 6-8 in those games. While numerous teams have gone undefeated and appeared in a BCS bowl game, the 1999 Florida State team was the first team ranked No. 1 in the preseason Associated Press Poll to go undefeated and win the National Championship. USC was ranked No.1 in preseason and went on to win the National Championship, but that championship was vacated due to rules violations by the school. No team has won a BCS title ranked No. 4 in preseason.

Only one team not ranked in the AP Top 20 in preseason has gone on to win a BCS National Championship. In 2010, The Auburn Tigers began, they were the first team outside of the top 10 since 1990 to clinch a share of the title. The worst record for any team to qualify for a BCS bowl berth are the 2012 Wisconsin Badgers at 8-5. Five 8-4 teams have earned a BCS bowl berth: Syracuse in 1998, Stanford in 1999, Purdue in 2000, Pittsburgh in 2004, The University of Connecticut in 2010; those five teams lost their BCS Bowl game

Girl in Stilettos

Girl In Stilettos is a song by New Zealand recording artist Annah Mac. Girl In Stilettos was written and recorded by Annah Mac, about her journey from Southland to Auckland, New Zealand; the song was released as the fifth single from her album Little Stranger. A remix of the song featuring Sidney Diamond was released on March 23, 2012; the music video was released on December 6, 2011. It was directed by Florence Noble, shows her competing against veteran lawn bowlers at an old bowling club. On the New Zealand Singles Chart, Girl In Stilettos debuted at #27 on December 12, 2011, it peaked at #2 on January 23, 2012, where it stayed for three weeks. On the New Zealand Artists Singles Chart, Girl In Stilettos debuted at #10 on November 7, 2011, it peaked at #1 on January 16, 2012, where it stayed for three weeks